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Non Slip Steel Floor Plates Installed to Increase Safety at Plasan

The Situation

In 2006, Israeli-based Plasan purchased the assets of Vermont Composites Industries' Automotive Division, forming Plasan USA, Inc. After winning carbon fiber body parts contracts for the 2009 Corvette ZR1, Viper ACS and Ford Shelby GT500KR, the company changed its name to Plasan Carbon Composites in order to emphasize its focus on the automotive industry. Today, Plasan is "an engineering-driven Tier 1 supplier of cost-competitive, carbon fiber parts designed for mass reduction in low and mid-volume platforms."

Plasan Carbon Composites has two facilities in Michigan. There is a customer development center in Wixom and a larger manufacturing facility in Walker with 197,000 square feet of space. The Walker facility has a 30,000 - 50,000 vehicle production capacity. This high capacity means that the loading area sees a lot of traffic and the changes of slips and falls in are high. For this reason, Plasan sought out a non slip flooring option for the area.

The Solution

Plasan Carbon Composites needed a durable, slip resistant flooring option for the area used for loading and unloading autoclaves. The area sees a lot of traffic and worker safety was a concern. After reviewing options, Plasan contacted SlipNOT® for a solution. SlipNOT® provided (5) 5' x 10' x 1/4" thick Grade 3 steel plates that were painted black. The Grade 3 coating is ideal for the high traffic area in Plasan as it provides maximum durability and longevity.

The Impact

SlipNOT® products far exceed all standards and recommended guidelines for slip resistance. Since installing the SlipNOT® floor plates, Plasan Carbon Composites no longer has to worry about workers slipping on the floor of the loading area. The Grade 3 steel plates making up the floor provide maximum traction in the high traffic area. The durability of the plates also ensures that workers will be safe for years to come.